Tag Archives: abortion

Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the US

The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal penalties on physicians who perform the procedures. The Reproductive Health Act, introduced by Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy,… Read More »

Longer Looks: Abortion Restrictions; Republican Health Care Proposals; And The Public Option

Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web. FiveThirtyEight: Here’s Why The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Escalating  The push for these laws didn’t come out of nowhere. They’re part of an aggressive new strategy in the legal fight over abortion, which has escalated since Republican lawmakers swept state legislatures in 2010. Because… Read More »